New York Project 55 fellows, area committee mentors, mentors, and staff at Welcome Dinner
Philadelphia The Philadelphia area got the 201213 fellowship year off to a great start with a welcome dinner. Katie Thaeder ’09 and Joe Sengoba ’11 welcomed Michelle Rippinger ‘12 at La Viola on September 5. Michelle will be a fellow this year at KIPP Philadelphia Schools. The Philadelphia AlumniCorps community attended the Princeton Club of Philadelphia Annual Dinner on September 19, where Katie and Joe both serve as board members and Katie also serves as the Community Service Chair. The Philadelphia AlumniCorps community also attended an event at the University of Pennsylvania on September 20 about the future of the Philadelphia School District. Katie will be the area coordinator this year taking over for Carol Rosenfield ’05, who is now attending business school at Yale. Good luck Carol! Joe, while serving on the area committee, also recently joined the Princeton AlumniCorps Board in September.
Princeton Our two newest Community Volunteers, Haewon Park *05 and Wynn Madrigal ’91, are featured on our blog where you can read about the impact of their transformative experiences: blog.alumnicorps.org. We now have open projects requiring a range of skillsets at five partner organizations: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children, the Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program, Fall 201 2
the Pocono Environmental Education Center, SPLASH (Student Participation in Learning Aquatic Science and History), and the Westminster Community Life Center. The majority of the work can be done remotely. To learn more and sign up for a project, go to the AlumniCorps website or email Rachel Benevento at email@example.com.
San Francisco Bay Area The Bay Area is home to two Project 55 fellows this year: Tiffany Lee ’11, working at NewSchools Venture Fund, and Nilan Schnure ’12, at the UCSF Breast Cancer Center. They are joined by two Pace Center High Meadows fellows and regional TAN fellows of the Stanford SPIN and Harvard CPIC program. All six of last year’s Project 55 fellows remain in the Bay Area, with four staying at their partner organizations! In August, the area committee held a happy hour at Palomino’s near the Bay Bridge for Project 55 fellows as well as fellows from the Stanford SPIN and Harvard CPIC programs. In September everyone enjoyed a walking tour of San Francisco to get fellows acquainted with the city. In October we will hold our Graduate School and Careers panel followed by a panel on education. Julie Rubinger ’09 is coordinating the strong and growing Bay Area committee.
On July 25, the DC Area Committee officially greeted the 2012-13 class of Project 55 fellows—fourteen Project 55 Fellows and one High Meadows Fellow—with a welcome dinner at Zorba’s Café in Dupont Circle. The event provided all fellows who had arrived in DC an opportunity to meet one another as well as several former fellows and committee members. In September, mentoring chairs Lisa Lazarus ’02 and Elizabeth Pillion ’05 hosted a training event for new and returning mentors. The group discussed expectations for the year as well as helpful mentoring tips and strategies. Fellows all enjoyed a dinner hosted by AlumniCorps Board member Bill Leahy ’66 and his wife Chris at their home on September 19. On September 27, the AlumniCorps DC Region and the Princeton Club of Washington co-hosted a seminar featuring nonprofit careerists in DC. James Bryant ’10, a member of last year’s DC fellow cohort, and Lisa Lazarus ’02 were among the speakers. The area committee is excited to be planning a diverse set of seminars for the rest of the year, including an upcoming October seminar on the topic of community development. In June, Washington, DC, welcomed its second cohort of Emerging Leaders to build on the great success of the inaugural class. The participants have benefited from the wisdom of guest speakers including Judith Sandalow, Executive Director of The Children's Law Center; Jerry Hauser, CEO of The Management Center; Khari Brown, Executive Director of Capital Partners in Education; and Ian Shuman, a CPA, at Gelman Rosenberg & Freedman. The entire AlumniCorps community in DC also enjoyed the Women in Leadership in the Public Interest event featuring a conversation with Margaret Kavalaris, a partner at SNR Denton law firm, and AlumniCorps Board member Kef Kasdin ’85, held at the SNR Denton offices on October 4. Former Emerging Leader participant Elizabeth Lindsey *07 moderated. Page 7
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